Trunk to 5 m or more tall. Stalks dark brown, slightly rough. Fronds divided three times, soft and with red and white star-shaped hairs on the undersurface; scales without spines. Indusia narrow and saucer-like when sori mature.
Will tolerate cool conditions.
Skirt of dead frond stalks hanging from crown; saucer-like indusia.
Source: (1995). Cyatheaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.